Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Whitehead heads to Ford Field, after all

As a Detroit Lion, Tahir Whitehead will finally get the opportunity to play inside Ford Field.

Whitehead heads to Ford Field, after all


As a Detroit Lion, Tahir Whitehead will finally get the opportunity to play inside Ford Field.

“That’s crazy,” said the former Temple outside linebacker, who was selected by the Lions Saturday in the fifth-round of the NFL Draft.

In addition to being Detroit’s home stadium, Ford Field is the site of the Mid-American Conference championship game. Temple has never reached the MAC final while being a football-only member since 2007. Temple will officially join the Big East Conference in July.

“And for four years I was trying my best to get to Ford Field,” Whitehead said.  “Now, this place is going to my home.”

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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